Two charged over Plato Road incident

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Crime, News - 1 Comment

Scotland Yard signTwo men have been charged after police officers said a car was driven towards them and knives and drugs were seized in Plato Road off Acre Lane on Saturday evening. No officer was injured in the incident.

Jamie Manzi, 22, will appear in custody this morning (11 January) at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court, charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to police officers.

He was also arrested on suspicion of knife and drugs offences and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 17-year-old youth was charged with two counts of possessing knives and with possession of cannabis. He was also charged with possessing two police warrant card holders. He has been bailed to appear at court on a date to be confirmed.

A further 17-year-old youth has been bailed to return to a south London police station on a date in mid-March pending further police enquiries.

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Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

One Comment on "Two charged over Plato Road incident"

  1. decidendi January 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm ·

    Finally an arrest, shame it took this incident to get the Police to take notice of what is happening at the top of Plato Road. Residents have been plagued by drug dealers and their hangers on loitering outside the old post office store for months and months.

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